Social Media Regulations To Be Ready By Jan 2020: Centre To SC

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New Delhi: Giving a nod to the Facebook’s plea, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the transfer of various petitions, related to guidelines for the regulation of the social media in India, from different high courts to the top court.

As per reports, new rules to regulate hate speech, fake news, defamatory posts and anti-national activities on social media will be finalised by January 15.

The Supreme Court said all the cases related to social media will be heard in the last week of January.

Earlier, Facebook and WhatsApp sought the transfer of the cases to the Supreme Court since they could have a bearing on national security.

Representing the Centre, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the top court that terrorists cannot claim the privileges of privacy.

The Centre informed the Supreme Court that the entire process of finalising laws on regulating the social media will be completed by January 2020, and sought three months more for notifying the final revised rules in accordance with the law.

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